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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL & GOD HOLD YOU & YOURS!!!

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We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

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JUST LIKE MOST PEOPLE, I SEARCHED FOR AN IDENTITY IN THE THINGS OF THE WORLD SEARCHING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES, THINGS OF THAT NATURE... AND NO MATTER WHAT I TRIED NOTHING SEEMED TO SATISFY THE LONGING OF NEEDING TO BELONG... U KNOW WHAT I MEAN? THAT IS NOT UNTIL I FOUND JESUS. PLEASE ALLOW ME TO CORRECT THAT. THAT IS …..NOT UNTIL JESUS...... FOUND ME. FOR IN HIM …. I FOUND MY TRUE IDENTITY, AMEN! FOR UP UNTIL THEN I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS LOST. LOST AND TURNED OUT... THANK YOU JESUS, FOR SAVING ME!

~DEVINE DELITE (VICCM)

“My Pledge of Allegiance to Me” Written by Letitia L. Hodge RECITED BY: DEVINEDELITE

SHARED AT POETRY NIGHT NOVEMBER 20, 2013.

There’s more to me than the human eye can see. I’m a woman of purpose and destiny. A perfect design, I’m special and unique. I won’t be identified by the parts that up my physique. My beauty is not defined by my skin or my hair and my soul has more value the clothes that I wear. I’m not a symbol of pleasure or sex appeal; I have the natural ability to comfort and the power to heal. When God made me, He created a gem because He fashioned me in the likeness of Him. I refuse to do anything that will put God to shame. I deserve to be treated with and called by my name. I can’t be purchased or sold at any price because I’ve already been bought and for by the precious blood of Christ!

I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)

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SALUTING OUR VETS ~ HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FROM VICCM! ~ THE NOBLE AND THE BRAVE: ....... A VETERAN'S DAY TRIBUTE WHEN AMERICA HAD AN URGENT NEED, THESE BRAVE ONES RAISED A HAND; NO HESITATION HELD THEM BACK; THEY WERE PROUD TO TAKE A STAND. THEY LEFT THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY; THEY GAVE UP NORMAL LIFE; TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY AND THEIR GOD, THEY PLOWED INTO THE STRIFE. THEY FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM AND FOR PEACE ON STRANGE AND FOREIGN SHORES; SOME LOST NEW FRIENDS; SOME LOST THEIR LIVES IN LONG AND BRUTAL WARS. OTHER VETERANS ANSWERED A CALL TO SUPPORT THE ONES WHO FOUGHT; THEIR COUNTRY HAD REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS THEY BROUGHT. WE SALUTE EVERY ONE OF THEM, THE NOBLE AND THE BRAVE, THE ONES STILL WITH US HERE TODAY, AND THOSE WHO REST IN A GRAVE. SO HERE’S TO OUR COUNTRY’S HEROES; THEY’RE A CUT ABOVE THE REST; LET’S GIVE THE HONOR THAT IS DUE TO OUR COUNTRY’S VERY BEST.

+ VICTORY IN CHRIST CHURCH MINISTRIES, SALUTES YOU! +

FOX NEWS: Richard Overton, who at 107-years-old is America's oldest living veteran on record, was honored last week at a Veterans Day ceremony in Austin, Texas. In addition to a standing ovation, Overton received a box of cigars -- a vice that he cites as a key ingredient in his recipe for longevity. Overton takes no medicine, except for aspirin. Instead, he smokes cigars -- up to 12 a day, he told Fox News this spring -and drinks whiskey with his morning coffee. The secret to living long, he told the Houston Chronicle, is "staying out of trouble." “I also stay busy around the yards, I trim trees, help with the horses," he told Fox. "The driveways get dirty, so I clean them. I do something to keep myself moving. I don’t watch television." Overton served in the Army during World War II in Hawaii, Guam, Palau and Iwo Jima. He now lives in Austin. On Sunday, Overton was set to be honored in Washington, D.C. by President Barack Obama as part of the White House's Veterans Day festivities. According to KEYE TV, Overton was scheduled to have breakfast with the president and Vice President Joe Biden, and then attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony. "The president wants me to come with him," Overton said. "I'm surprised he called me." After the Bastrop County, Texas, native left the army, he first worked a stint as a furniture salesman then switched gears to become an employee for the state in the Treasurer’s Office. Does Overton have a vault-kept secret to living to such an enviable age while maintaining picture-perfect health? Overton once confided to a reporter that interviewed him last March that he does indulge in a couple of vices: he loves enhancing his morning coffee with a few trickles of whiskey! Overton also enjoys puffing on a cigar each day. But the absolute credo that he lives by — which he feels has gotten him this far in life — is to “stay out of trouble.” Overton enjoys a drama-free life and with no drama comes, no stress! Overton, News One salutes you! Thank you!

IF YOU BELIEVE THE HISTORY BOOKS PLEASE STEP AWAY FROM THIS short ARTICLE.

HAPPY TURKEY DAY? for who? STR8 2 thePOINT: ONCE AGAIN, we celebrate the death of a people by eating a turkey and thanking the GODS (no disrespect). WELL, learning is fundamental; history is a joke and it is time to STOP …Well, let us be honest, it’s time to STOP BEING STUPID concerning all of these so called “holidays”. Thanks should be given EVERYday and NOT as a celebration that slaughtered and FORCED European CALIONIMVU standard upon an otherwise peaceful people. DEAL WITH IT! BE THANKFUL Thanksgiving Day Ball November 24th time, 8:00pm EVERYDAY AND@ PAY5:00pm RESPECTSour ON THANKSGIVING. (it Est. should be a memorial respectfully and rightfully dedicated to our INDIAN brothers and sisters, NOT a celebration of a EUROPEAN feast) please be THANKFUL , YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW AND FROM HERE ON OUT. ~DOSH “IM through playing with you people” HUEY(BOONDOCKS)

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DEVINE DELITE DOSHAIMAN JAMAICAN DONN

JAZZZMEANA KRUSHED kymyon

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MRS SADE YORTS TAINA STACKS FOX news Lelticia l. hodge

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I Jazzzmeana Re: SWERVEmagazine OCT2013 October 15, 2013 04:20AM I love it , Nice read.... Keep up the Awesome job ! ! ! ! JAMAICAnDONN Re: SWERVEmagazine OCT2013 November 05, 2013 07:02PM great job and I hope the rest of the members get HIP to it......getchaSWERVEon....iiii ii Kymyon Re: SWERVEmagazine OCT2013 October 14, 2013 08:34PM INBOX: Kymyon ...TY! and Awesome job on this month's issue of Swerve Magazine!

We the staff @ SWERVEmagazine due our best to bring you virtual/real life events that inpact the emotions, visuals and imagination. Since 2008 we have been publishing IMVU virutal books and occassional webmagazines. Now that we are here with ISSUU we hope to bring you more virtual/real life events that continue to egnite passion and creativity that transcend beyond virtual boundaries. Peace and good will In all that you do in life, continue to getchaSWERVEon!

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Index COVER: PRAISE of DANCE ent…..pg.1,2  SALUTE…..pg.3  MORNINGcup (opiniOn/Coffee EggNog)…..pg.9,10/69  LETStalkABOUTit w/DOSH & staff (Cyber Bully or Virtual Punk-Virtual playground)…..pg.11-16  MUSIC (makes the word go round)…..pg.17  KWANZA w/MRS.TainaStacks…..Pg.18 (~con. Pg.43)  HOTTESTgifts (electronics)…..pg.19,20  SWERVEgroup page…..pg.21,22  KYMS (IMVU) collection…..pg.23,24  TheHOUSEofPOETRY (BEBOP poetry night)……pg,25-34  CALIonIMVU w/QueenDaSanya (CALIFORNIA RL/virtual)…..pg.35  D2F(fitness fashion)…..Pg.36  VICCM (church is in session)…..pg.37,38  “IMout” …..pg.39  “SMZ”…..pg.40  REALtalkTIFF (mrs.starr mareno’s world)…..pg.41  GOOF , GIGGLES & JOKES…..pg.41  BEHIND the MASK (con from last months issue)…..pg.42  REALlife VIRTUAL ride (Cadillac)…..pg.43  ???? (Lets Kiss & Cake Up)…..pg.44  IMVUBP (Marcus Garvey/KWANZA)……pg.45  ACTIVATEyaLIFE(ThessalonikaArzu-Embry)…..pg.48  GMG…..pg.51,52  TOPtoys2013…..pg.53-59  SWERVE services…..pg.60-62  Pearl of Wisdom w/ mrs sade…..pg.63  ACTIVATE (5 most active members)…..pg.64  ThePOETREE…..pg.65-67

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HEY HEY HEY and how goes the day? Every morning I wake to my California day by putting my feet on the floor, flicking the on button on my lap top, walking to the kitchen preparing my morning java and dashing to make that first “executive decision” of the day (use the restroom). After washing my hands and other morning duties most times im just in time to hear the “beep, beep, beep” of the freshley brewed coffee wofting its aroma just within nose reach. I grab my favorite mug (which happens to be from Starbucks) in my right hand while my left hand pours anticipation as I enjoy the warmth of the steam as it rises up and dissapears in my face. DOSH

Todays cup is full of OPINION, so sip carefully “its HOT” FOLKS PLEASE UNDERSTAND I AM A WRITER, I DO NOT WRITE FOR YOU, NOR ME, I WRITE FOR THE RIGHT OF THE TRUTH AND A BIT OF SANITY (when possible).. I DO NOT SIDE WITH FRIENDS, FOES, GOOD OR BAD, I SIDE WITH FACT OF TRUTH. I ALSO WRITE FOR PURPOSE OF DISCOVERY (to learn and be informed). annnnyTHING I COME ACROSS I AM SUBJECT TO WRITE ABOUT, SO WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE RIGHT AND ITS BACKED BY EMOTION , YOU MIGHT GET YOUR FEELINGS HURT. WE ALL ARE DIFFERENT WITH MANY VIEWS OF EVERYTHING AND WILL NOT ALWAYS AGREE....SO WHAT? WHO CARES IF YOU DONT AGREE, ITS FREEDOM TO BE. ITS UP TO YOU TO UNDERSTAND TRUTH, OPINION, FACT, LIES AND AGAIN OPINION. STOP BEING offended by someone's OPINION and if you are UNDERSTAND that it is an EMOTIONALLY personal problem. Stop making others feel guilty over your minuscule bickering. If I have already gotten under your skin, you might want to step away from your pc screen RIGHT NOW! Something’s are left open for debate; sometimes you should just sit back and shut the Front doe (shhh). Its ok to SHUT UP sometimes, you will get through it. Sometimes your OPINION is not an opinion at all; it’s your sly way of being sarcastic, argumentative or condescending under the pretense of "it’s just my opinion". Sometimes it’s ok to just SHUT THE FRONT DOE (you know what I mean). Are you one of those people that HAVE to get the last word? SHUT THE FRONT DOE, no one is concerned with your childish pseudo non-intellectual colloquialism. (look it up)..

I have a book titled “MEDITATIONS for LIVING in BALANCE, by: Anne Wilson Schaef. I have had this book for a bit over ten years, its something I picked up to read on an airplane trip to India (Mumbai/Bombay) on my touring days with MC Hammer. The flight was about and eighteen hour flight counting all the layovers and changing of plains so needless to say I had plenty of time to read ( I also picked up a few other books). MEDITATIONS for LIVING in BALANCE are quotes, affirmations and inspiring tidbits for living in balance with life and the health of a universal connection. It is not a spiritual reading or an allegoric parable, it’s just inspiration. I now have this book sitting on my desk in my room and I occasionally pick it up, skim through, and pick a quote to strive for on a particular day. I happen to open the book on a sunny Monday morning in Nov and “THE EARTH— MARTERIALISM” was the title. Strangely enough one day prior to this I sold a big screen television with the respects of detaching myself from some of the unnecessary material I have in my life (I do not even watch television enough to own a super flat screen). This chapter was the perfect reading I needed to continue on my conquest with strength and assurance and with the understanding “I open to this page randomly yet it was exactly what I needed”. So THIS morning I go out in to the universe with the learning “LISTEN TO YOUR UNIVERSE”. We each have a space around us that we have created, well listen to that space; listen to the things that you have let in. IN closing in M Y O P I N I O N it is the era to LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN, and then REACT. MORNING FOLKS!

http://www.amazon.com/Meditations-Living-In-BalanceSolutions/dp/0062516434

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theMORNINGcup IN THIS scenario think of YOURSELF as the earth Exert from book: (JULY 21) When we are thinking about balance, we usually know, at some level, that we need to consider the earth and all of nature. Yet, the challenge of bringing a contaminated and depleted earth back into balance often seems so overwhelming that we help-lessly throw up our hand and keep doing what we have always done. Perhaps we can approach this issue from a perspective that makes it easier to handle. We need to separate our goods and our materialism from the earth and its well-being. We need to become more aware of the difference between what we need and what we want, asking ourselves that question each time we start the buy goods. We can still buy thing we don’t need that we want and our awareness will have changed. We can look at the earth as separate from things and our materialistic urges. We can begin to see the earth as a living, moving process that makes the use of goods and even our life and the lives of those who follow us, possible. We can begin to see the earth as separate from and important to ourselves while at the same time intimately connected in oneness with us. When we are no longer willing to do harm to ourselves, we will no longer be willing to do harm to the earth.

Coffee Egg Nog Ingredients and Amounts 2 cups of sugar 4 cups of water 1/2 cup of Coffee 12 eggs 4 cups of milk 4 cups of half-and-half 1 tbsp nutmeg 1 pint of Captain Morgan's® Spiced Rum (optional)

Instructions Brew the 4 cups of water with the 1/2-cup of Coff Add sugar Chill in the refrigerator In a large container whisk the eggs until fluffy; add the milk, half-and-half, chilled coffee, nutmeg and Captain Morgan® Spiced Rum (optional) stir & serve Makes 12 servings

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“LETStalkABOUTit” the virtual truth I

What are they saying? Who are they talking to? What kinds of information is out there about them? What kinds of information are they telling Cyber Space about themselves? Parents should know the answers to these questions. http://momfabulous.com/2013/06/the-boys-andgirls-club-of-america-want-your-kids-to-becybersafe/

A new study by Ronseal looked into the behavioral habits of children and how they spend their time. The study is part of the Go On, Get Outdoors campaign headed up by celebrity gardening expert Kim Wilde. The results proved to be a little shocking and should see parents evaluating their own child’s behavior habits. If you need some help getting the kids outside, click on our own blog article offering six suggestions for outdoor activities for kids. http://www.sudocrem.co.uk/antiseptic-healingcream/blog/children-spend-56-days-a-year-playing-videogamesand-watching-tv/

INSIDE’S outside It sounds weird to say it.....but in all honesty, today’s youth , can’t go outside and just play. It really is foreign to them. ~Jazzzmeana “SWERVEmagazine group

Social networks are very good places for business, but so was the Wild Wild West. What or where is this famous star-studded place called Facebook? On the corner of ignorance and disrespect lies, a small-degraded shaded park infested with broken glass, discarded syringes, crack pipes, crack smokers, cyber dealers, punks, punkers, and everything else you need to create vigilantly circumstances. In this park lurk the FBI, CIA, FDA, FCC and every other 3-letter acronym that could cross your matrixed imagination. There are no security guards on duty, yet you are constantly being governmentally stalked, monitored, watched, reported and disabled. It’s a place that disillusioned parents drop their kids off in hopes that some random added stranger might baby sit for them. In a land full of beautiful colors, plenty of games, great music, pseudo conversations, porn galore and virtual beef, sit your child hypnotically transfixed on secrets, other people’s business and uncensored vulgarity. The simplest thing in the world to do is. TURN IT OFF? Now that we have turned it off tune in and turn you on. The virtual world is no longer some innocent venture to set your child free to roam. If you do decide to let your child do so, do so with caution and understanding. Be involved in what they have going on their Facebook “Walls and other virtual forums. Just like in Real Life, outside of the new boob-tube you would never leave your child alone in a strange park with unfamiliar people. Yet we do it virtually virtual every second of the day. ~DOSH Please comment: group members @ SWERVEmagazine group IMVU Nonmembers: swervemagazine22@gmail.com

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GROUP COMMENTS: Re: NOVissue main ARTICLE.

Jazzzmeana Re: NOVissue main ARTICLE. October 26, 2013 10:17AM I love both comments, great points. Now to address the TURN IT OFF ! ! Really ? Really ? Cant and Will never ever happen.....FB, Twitter, KIK etc....Are the new free baby sitters of our times. Remember when Our parents had parties, and we snuck and had a drink , hit sum weed, seen and played with guns ? Remember all the stuff we did as kids , our parent never knew , and don't even know to this day , we did ? There isn't that much difference, now is it, ? I feel the lurking and dangers are increased severely, with the social media to the point , I seriously wish there were none. I don't have kids , to see it first hand , and my nieces and family members are in that age range to be supervised, without all the lip to mom and dad , and talking back , saying " No , you can’t invade my privacy. My heart goes out , to the parents of the teenagers, who are really battling this issue. So I guess that inspiring notion , "try and be involved with their FB activity " Sounds good , (sigh) Truly will be a labor of love. ~Jazzzmeana

The other day I the power went down in my neighborhood for 30mins there was complete silence, not a child in sight. After a few more minutes I begin to hear laughter and kids in the pool...prior to the power outage you would have never even knew kids lived around me....YES very sad”. ~Dosh.

Re: NOVissue main ARTICLE. October 26, 2013 07:07AM I'll be completely honest, I'm not the hugest fan on the social media scene but I do see some good in its purpose. When you are dealing with people you have to deal with different personalities. And I see a lot of the purposes of people on Facebook is to be a soclal media superstar. You can blame the parents for not checking in and on their children's pages or you can blame the emotional and social irresponsibility of adults who use this social engine. But most of all, what needs to be addressed, is the blame of the socalled "liberal" American media. It provokes many people with these reality shows on how everyday folk can be a star by simply acting foolish. By “Acting foolish enough and Whorish enough will make you an instant star". We yearn for attention and we will do anything, and do mean ANYTHING to get it. Even as far a demoralizing ourselves in an attempt to have some feedback. I am in total agreement with DOSH when he says TURN IT OFF because this is a beast seeking to devour the souls of unfortunate and unsuspecting souls waiting to be exploited. *Disclaimer* For those that use Facebook as a tool to push your career in business, entertainment, and etc., this is not about you. This is for the groups of people that talks about what they had for breakfast this morning. ~xxxMrsTainaStacksxxx

October 26, 2013 02:08PM I agree Jazzmeana, but from first hand experience, I have had no choice but to 'TURN IT OFF' from kids in my home. I found some ridiculous adult web surfing going and fb PEDOPHILE LIKE" friends adds" by others to their accts that I ended up shutting down their accounts. (After of course kindly threatening the sickos with the idea of tracking them down, & ruining their future of ever reproducing. ) And filing police reports. Boy, talk about devastation. You remember when we were put on punishment from tv/friends/outside time for various wrongdoings -it really sucked but we made due. Mine act as if they can't go on in life without their ipods, laptops etc. They are like zombies following me around not knowing how to act without being plugged in somewhere. SAD..but honestly I have no one to blame but myself. I shut it ALL down. "Outside Ma? What will I do out there??" Real comment no lie. My kids had to be retaught what it meant to play, breathe fresh air for the heck of it and just be a flippin kid. It is a real struggle for techie fed kids nowadays. So now I. perform random spur searches on them. I just roll up and am like -lemme see what you looking at? They hate that but do I care? Nahh. I bought that $200 upgrade to the walkman called an IPOD. I'm also keenly aware that they are no fools and are tech savvy enough to clear out searches, close chats and delete msgs. It truly is a constant battle. So now punishment is 'ooh lets play a gameboard', 'put your shoes on we are going to the park' or 'come on ya'll lets do movie night' . no electronics invited. lol. My how times have changed since we came up But as a parent you have to make the effort or else your kids will in the end pay the price. ~KRUSH3D~ 12


Kids spend 587 hours per year playing video games Kids spend 784 hours per year glued to the box Children spend just 2.6 hours per week OUTSIDE activities for kids outdoorshttp://www.sudocrem.co.uk/antiseptic-healing-cream/blog/six-suggestions-for-outdoor-activities-for-kids/

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Cyber Bullying: Beyond the Edges of the Computer Screen

Virtual bullying can be defined as someone making fun of another person repeatedly through text messages, emails, online forums, blog postings, etc. These messages are intended to hurt, harm, humiliate, or damage the person who the bully does not like. However, there is a difference between virtual bullying and virtual harassment. The term, ‘virtual bullying’ only refers to confrontation between two minors. As soon as one person is not a minor, it is no longer considered virtual bullying but virtual harassment. The bully can hide behind there computer and attack whom ever they please and almost never get caught. Some differences between physical bullying and virtual bullying include: face to face vs. impersonal, school vs. online, familiar bully vs. unknown bully. http://wiki.ucalgary.ca/page/Virtual_Bullying#History

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CYBER BULLYorVIRTUAL PUNK?

The power of words has never changed. ~Krushed “SWERVEmagazine group.” Let em talk to air. ~Jazzzmeana “SWERVEmagazine group”

I would like to preference this story by saying “ I am so OUT”, I clap my hands together and throw them into the sky, shaking my head as my eyes roll in a state of question. Please raise your hand if you are from the old generation and your parents taught you “Sticks and stones might break my bones, but words will never hurt me?”

Here we are in the year 2013, what happened? Let us be honest, what has happened that people are so emotionally alone that suicide becomes an option behind verbal assaults? I am not hear to bash, nor am I here to disregard the fact that there are parents out there that will have a hard time understanding the position I’m taking. I am a black man from the South, and I mean the real south, dirt road, one streetlight and a railroad track dividing white people from black people. I went to a school that was brand new to integration and I had to sneak to ride my bike with my little white female friend , so you will have to beg my pardon if I am perplexed behind the numerous suicides that children (people in general) are committing because someone said something that hurt there fillings.

If the word “nigger” could kill I would be dead a million times, if the phrase “you skinny, you dark, you have a big forehead could murder” I would have been buried years ago. Words do not kill, nor do works commit physical suicide. Words alone have no meaning outside of those in which we give them. I get it, its hard being a kid in this day and age, but every generation says the same thing and at the same time tries to dismiss the age prior to theirs as nothing, but they get through it. “Sticks and stones might break my bones but words will NEVER kill me”. No matter how much verbal backlash I receive, no matter the negative comments, no matter the harshness of attackers, no matter how long the word is, I will live through it. I close by saying it seems, parents have left the park, the lights are out and the child has been was given NO instructions, he does not know his address or his phone number and everyone is surprised that he is lost. For those that have chosen to take my view uncaring, you would be unequivocally wrong, it is just the opposite. I mourn for lost kids and I cut my eyes at the parents that adopt the “trust” and leave your child to his or her own privacy policy. You have NO idea who your child is especially your “virtual child” and though it’s hard to keep track of the SPACES, TWEET zones, WALLS, PULSES, ROOMS, CLOUDS and millions of other FORUMS, it would be harder to go to a real funeral of your real dead child. GET INVOLVED. Ps, Do not misunderstand when verbal assaults begin to become physical we do have a problem, but we cannot allow simple words to become our prison, literally, big brother is watching. ~DOSH

KRUSH3D Re: NOVissue main ARTICLE. October 19, 2013 03:30PM, I think you are on the right track with that ' the parents have NOT taught the kids" concept. This parental society has watered down their personal responsibility to the point where our children's self-esteem, who they are and how they see themselves has been dictated and by the all-time babysitter THE MEDIA, social networks, entertainers, peers and the likes. When there is no foundation guiding our youth, they will allow anything and everything to speak into their lives. We live in this society that tells us 'anything goes' and that includes who and how our children see themselves. With them seeking so much approval (or LIKES, FOLLOWERS) in so many different ways as most kids do, it’s the new no-holds-barred popularity contest. They are constantly subject to unaccounted for cruelty, rudeness and downright mean spirits on a constant basis. In addition, evil begets evil. There are no parents or teachers in the 'virtual schoolyards' telling them to watch their mouths, take down those posts, or straighten up or else. Where are we parents?? The power of words has never changed. The sticks and stones concept was a 'teaching tool' our parents used to show us we could always rise above and overcome the negative things people said to us so that they could not hurt us - It has to be taught though. When's the last time you heard a kid say that phrase nowadays?

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Jazzzmeana Re: NOVissue main ARTICLE. October 19, 2013 05:15PM Whoa , Whoa ,Whoa folks.......... STOP , LISTEN BACK ALL THE WAY UP..............

This is clearly NOT a Kids issue, Adults on IMVU (virtual forums), Has displayed mouth wars for forever.....Let’s see who the baddest and can cuss the longest and get people all HYPED in my words, WHAM BAMM the readers follow suit, Instigating , adding they 2 cents, and carrying on .....NOT KIDS but the mammies and pappies. So YES , the kids , sister brothers , auntie , cuzzo and adopted family member, WATCHING THEY PEEPS , irrational behavior ......and start to display the same ignorance , with even more flair.

Now you got dissing and stomping on a WHOLE other LEVEL , and remember, ITS ALL ABOUT LEVELS -wink- Oh I can go on , but I got a sure fire fix FOR BULLIES ........BLOCK , DON'T EVEN READ .......Put on a strong IGNORE.....Let em talk to air , till they realize , I haven't been there....since they began.......BULLY THAT

Mo3LyRICaLuV Re: NOVissue main ARTICLE. new October 28, 2013 08:28AM This is a very good topic and im writing to inform people that it really does exist and not only does it exist theres not alot beng done about it on imvu. Threw my exsperience here i have came in contact with people who have been abusive in ways of cyber bullying and also were the sitution came into my personal life im here to make people aware of some of the dangers I have heard stories were women have been stalk beyond the game to the pont were they had to leave imvu there children was being stalk as well threw information given to people threw social media and for that reason i have a domestic violence room on game to support other women know the topic is cyber bullyng but that s were it starts alot of times and can have a bad ending be careful people.

As a parent of four sons, ages 15, 12, 6 and 3, with a baby girl on the way, I have found that it is much simpler to not TURN IT ON, for our children without clear guidelines of usage and set parental monitoring. The children in this household have access to one centralized computer that has all parental controls utilized. The sites that we would like the children to stay away from are blocked and must have my Administrator password to access. In addition, their time on any such social media is limited to 30 minutes. Everyone's passwords are posted over the computer, including mine and the hubby so that we don't have any concerns about misuse of social media. The parents in this household lead by example. We don't actively engage in negative social media posts, debates or communication. We post family friendly items and only add people we actually know, unless it is for business contacts. In such cases, we immediately seek communication offline to make sure that these people are legit. We also reserve the right to delete anyone that is posting items we'd prefer not to see. For our household, there is very little concern about the misuse or overuse of any social media. To be all the way 100%, I'm hardly on IMVU anymore either. We're teaching our children to value face-to-face communication, or phone calls. Our hope is that it carries them beyond being a child in this household and into their adult lives.

As for the babysitting aspect of any electronic device, television or social media.... not happening over here! TV and game playing are scheduled times in this house, and only if all other obligations have been met. Our family still values board and card games, reading actual books, small children coloring and playing building blocks, and everyone in the kitchen talking and making/sharing meals together. Call me old-fashioned if you want to. Its working in my house. Ashe. ~Starr~ Comment @ swervemagazine22@gmail.com 16


You are thought written to creation. You are everything that law and religion has written. “The writing is now on the wall” (literally). We have entered a cycle of new writings that could very well be a new “New Testament”. Never in the history of life have so many people had so much to write, unfortunately it has remained full of mysticism and the latter of situations. We are and have always been the characters in history’s greatest stories and pre-written conditions. The problem is most having no idea they are the very authors and by the simple stroke of a pen everything could change. In closing, life was once told, “The pen is mightier than the sword”. Life still has not replied.

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Kwanza For those who are not familiar with above word, I will further elaborate on the history, etymology , principles of Kwanza. The start of Kwanza was created in the 1960's by Black Nationalist by the name of Maulana Karenga who wanted to create a holiday that celebrated the history and traditions of the African heritage. His intention was never to replace Christmas, but only to give African Americans links to their roots through African customs. The week of Kwanza starts on December 26th to January 1st. The word Kwanza derives from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza", meaning "the first fruits of the harvest". Kwanzaa was a celebration that has its roots in the Black Nationalist movement of the 1960s, and was established as a means to help African Americans reconnect with their African cultural and historical heritage by uniting in meditation and study of African traditions and Nguzu Saba, the "seven principles of African Heritage" which Karenga said "is a communitarian African philosophy".

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thePOEtrain It was a cold and gloomy night, the wind was howling like the bangies and old man Akroman~ wait, wait, wait that’s a story from the ”MARTIN” show, (my bad!) It was a cool evening in Oct when the POETRAIN made its first journey across the virtual railways. The engine reeved as SWBanks stood silent atop the train and head conductor Dosh posted himself in the middle isles awaiting the arrival of its first guest. “All aboard!” Dosh’s voice echoed through the grey skies bouncing off the dimly lit moon bellowing back through the train car. ~In walks TainaStacks (3rd conductor, host): Suddenly the doors screeched open and the crowds begin to float in as cool as the breeze, the night was officially under way. “All aboard!” this time muffled by the mass of a full train, the conductor continued to greet the many wonderful guests as they came from all over the world from all walks of like including, magazine companies, famous fashion designers, spiritual Gurus, advisors and some of the world’s greatest poets. “Welcome one and all to a beautiful 23rd night of October aboard the POETRAIN. Tonight’s Destination the lingo poetry club where the language is poetry and the theme is 1940s bebop jazz poetry…. As we begin our hours journey across the imvu countryside, we bring you yesteryears old skool hip-hop younger brother of bebop with a little common, mos def, tribe called quest souls of mischief black moon and more. We will also have you rolling in the isles with the hilarious comedy styling’s of DEON COLE. …

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As I mentioned we have an hour to our destination to please JUST LAY BACK AND ENJOY THE RIDE as SWERVEmagazine and the house of poetry take you on hiphoppin bebopin jazz filled poetic virtual night to never be forgotten”…… “Ding, Ding!”, 8:30pm rolled around and it was time to get the guest settled in and prepared for the comic styling of the all ways hilarious one and only Deon Cole. Needless to say Deon did not fail, he was “tastefully” funny (Paula Deans cooking rip) and had the audience crying with laughter. “Next stop”, Triva250 featuring all the black sitcoms of the 90s, all set to the sounds of Mos Def, Common, Tribe Called Quest and more (members Jazzz and Taian answered the majority of the questions). The POETRAIN ended its journey to the sounds of the Harlem Renaissance as it pulled up to the Lingo poetry lounge promptly at 9pm. As the train came to a halt, the wheels slowed to a grinding stop and the last steam streamed into the calm of the night. “Please follow me into the club, if you have troubles with tickets, or entry please contact one of our SWERVE staff members”. ~pause. The doors were locked. ~sigh! Thankfully, not long enough to detour or passengers and newly arriving guest. One by one, two by two they filed into the ocean side club “theLINGO poetry club” to the sounds of Dizzid Gillespe, Miles Davis and 1940’s Bebop, all played by club owner MrsTainaStacks.

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Bop..Bam..Pat, Pat, Pat…Boom/ Skidat…dat, dat…bedee..bedee….bop/Bop City/A place where we can go to be free/Jus like when the slaves were freed and changed their last name to Freeman you can be anyone/Free from the white mans values/Nappy hair cuz black is beautiful/f Straight hair isn't ur natural texture then maybe you have a self image problem cuz God made ur hair that way so why change it/Weaves best believe are shackles to the way u think u should view yourself/ Big lips cuz they are better and cool down your food/Oh and don't forget better to kiss with/ Realize y'all that bop city is not a myth/It can be a real place where we don't have to live up to these European standards/ Just because we were born here doesn't nullify the fact that we were stolen to get here/ We gotta stop being so chained by what others want us to be/Man we all kno Jesus was of some type of color/ We all kno that we all came from the same place/ We all kno that we are moving towards all looking the same/ Or do you?/ So why do we continue to be maimed and not understand that we are jus as good as everyone else/ We got so caught up in freedom that we forgot about bop city/Giving the cold shoulder making it really chilly/So please my people come back to bop city/It's happening over here/ Dancing all night/ Libations leading to many sensations/Cultivation of one nation under God...color invisible and justice for all

Minton’s Playhouse, a jazz club in Harlem, New York, became the laboratory for these experimental musicians. By 1941, Parker, Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Christian, and Kenny Clarke were playing regularly at jam sessions there. During this period, there were two main musical paths forged. One was a nostalgic movement that reexamined the hot jazz of New Orleans. It became known as Dixieland. The other was the new, forward looking, experimental music that departed from swing and the music that preceded it. It was known as bebop. http://jazz.about.com/od/historyjazztimeline/a/JazzbyDecade1940.htmhttp://www.abou t.com/

Jazz poetry: is poetry that "demonstrates jazz-like rhythm or the feel of

improvisation".[1] During the 1920s, several poets began to eschew the conventions of rhythm and style; among these were Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and E. E. Cummings. The significance of the simultaneous evolution of poetry and jazz during the 1920s was apparent to many poets of the era, resulting in the merging of the two art forms into jazz poetry. Jazz poetry has long been something of an "outsider" art form that exists somewhere outside the mainstream, having been conceived in the 1920s by African-Americans, maintained in the 1950s by counterculture poets like those of the Beat generation, and adapted in modern times into hiphop music and live poetry events known as poetry slams. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_poetry

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Poet.org http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5660 Poets in the Jazz tradition include: Amiri Baraka, Marvin Bell, Sterling Brown, Hayden Carruth, Jayne Cortez, Michael S. Harper, 28 Langston Hughes, Jack Kerouac, Yusef Komunyaaka, Mina Loy, Kenneth Rexroth, and Sonia Sanchez.


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Hip hopped my bebop from a renaissance era dancing on glitter with Josephine baker, sliding across candy lands as my BO jangled where MONKS played in the most Thealonius ways. I see me running down Tin Pan Alley: “jazz is dead, jazz is dead, it’s time to create something new, the jazz is dead. I don't know much about Dixie or big bands I don't waive a wand in my hand, I am not television colored I am smothered under dirty stares and stairs accompanied by fitly sounds, My jazzy bebop bops over broken glass. “My jazz is dead” I often lounge to see that old man sitting on that old stool under the flickering street light singing from Langston’s soul as I bebop my hip hop without direction affection or rudimental connections, but that was a vision of long ago. As I step down off the faded pavement crossing through the symphony of traffic my bop intensifies as my fingers snap by my side, my head bobs and the colors of my melody become clearer. I can taste the jazz as it then leaves a bitter blue flavor on my tongue that turns white, then yellow, then brown, then red and then…….it’s just fades away. ~jazzy melody~ “but I will be back again, o I will be back"....... My jazzy bebop bops in my head as I hip-hop down cracked warped sidewalks right outside my jail like projects gate. My jazzy bebop bops by bangers drowned out by baffled buffoons unable to hear my tune crooning my Callaway’s into Charlie notes like an old jazz musician bellowing from a raspy throat. My bebop continues in a melodic breeze dancing to the city sounds under trees with no trees whispering loudly inside my head outside walking through the cold dead beats, the dead beats, “the beats are dead”. ~jazzy melody~ “but they will be back again, o and I will be back"

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Where you there? 0DIAMONDzCarter Re: talk about itBEBOPpoetry night October 23, 2013 08:57PM THE TRAIN RIDE WAS AWESOME, HAD A LOVELY MEAL WITH MY HUSBAND AND A WONDERFUL TIME AT LINGO. I'M SO SAD THAT I COULD'T STAY TO DO MY POEM BUT I HAD A BLASTS. SPECIAL THANKS TO DOSH! CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE TO COME. Jazzzmeana Re: talk about itBEBOPpoetry night October 23, 2013 09:57PM Listening to the Melodic sounds of Jazz dancing in the air .... To all the guest Dressed to the 9's Playing games and just relaxing in on train. Hearing poems ring out thru the room ..... then....... As I watched the Chiseled legs of Neo , touch the floor every so lightly as she graced the dance floor in her poetic , and flawless dance. I had this overwhelming feeling of being where I needed to be. I felt embraced in talent, and showmanship of Style & Grace. To end the night DOSH covered me with a warm blanket of linguistic melody that took my breath away. What a FANTASTIC NIGHT ! ! ! ! MrsSade3757Yorts Re: talk about itBEBOPpoetry night October 24, 2013 05:43AM What an amazing ride...Riding on the Train of deep thoughts and moments...the moment the wheel starts to turn and the toot of the horn is rang, the rhythm of the notes take you to a place unheard..... Dosh and Artist..The Staff of VICCM want to thank you for an amazing evening, filled with the unexpected, as any ride you take your bound to hit a few bumps along the way, but as the people of GOD, we rise above and stand in the Victory..Ememies have no place within our lives, when we have God on our side... BE BLESSED TO ALL!!! Psalm 18:1-3 "I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take regfuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my ememies." Unity in Love, Unity in Power and Unity as One..... DevineDelite Re: talk about itBEBOPpoetry night October 24, 2013 09:25AM ALLLLL ABOARDDDD!! Now that was Class in Action!.. Never experienced an Event that was so well thought out and creative. All of the guests were friendly and loving. No Haterz, No Cat Fights..... TOTALLY DRAMA FREE ON THE TRAIN RIDE. God makes no mistakes. Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes u have to sweep out the Caboose... Tee-Hee. At the end of the day GOD GETS THE GLORY. And that is all that really matters. People coming together to support one another's virtual dreams. AND TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE! The entertainment was off the track.... and it was ONE OF THE FEW BEST EXPERIENCES I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO BE APART OF IN MY IMVU HISTORY THUS FAR. SOOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE FROM THE HARD WORK AND DETERMINED DEDICATION OF VERY TALENTED INDIVIDUALS... DOSH... YOU SIMPLY ROCK, MY BROTHER....... KEEP ALLOWING GOD TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN EACH OF YOU! SWBanks Re: "" talk about itBEBOPpoetry night October 28, 2013 05:28PM ALWAYS craaaaaaazy WONDERFUL

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This is SwerveMagazine's poetry division which allows your creative juices to virtually flow. We also have the CEO and founder of SwerveMagazine DOSHAIMAN hosting our many themed and exciting eventss along with LaZhaDubois (co host,poetry division) JAMAICANDONN(silent security) for HouseOfPoetry. The stylings of our featured artists are displayed upon decadent and luxurious venues hosted by SwerveMagazine's DOSHAIMAN and xxxMrsTainaStacksxxx (HOUSEchief). We support and promote our members, businesses and events for our patrons to become active and join our team of talented artists. We are a serious but creative group, so we encourage new ideas to make our group flourish and prosper. For those who are interested in joining our group, please look at our group page or inbox DOSHAIMAN, SWBANKS, TAINASTACKS,. THANKS XxxMrsTainaStacksxxx & DOSHAIMAN

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Swing&Sway BY: TAINASTACKS Making gumbo in my grandma's kitchen/ Smiling through Step and Fetch It teeth/ Piano Keys tickling ivories…playing in a solfeggio harmony/ Do-Re-Mi is a symphony tethered by the old negro spirituals sending melodic calling cards to the ancestors/ Watch them swing and sway…swing and sway/ Abuelita's gamma phone playing Celia…Ahh how sweet!/ Shucking corn and plantanos for Sunday dinner/ Steam rises from the sweltering stove as she sashays with tough soil ridden hands/ Cackles a loud "Aye-Yai-Yai" she swing and sways to the congo drum/ Bumping softly in the horizon/ Their souls call out in a Sankofa…mixed with stifled happiness as they sway their hips/ Swing and Sway…Swing and Sway/ How my veins pumps the blood of the sacrificial lambs of my ancestors as I hear the tum tum of the congo drum/ The anxiousness of the beat gets louder in my ears/ Aye…The Madness!/ It's driving me to complete insanity/ A fever brews in my heart…growing hot with anticipation/ I fling my hips to the drum beat…as my hips swing and sway…swing and sway…./ The music slows down….the trepidation ceases…I'm astrotraveled to another plane…one not explored by human invention/ I was freed by the swing and sway.

DON CHEADLE TALKS ABOUT MILES DAVIS FILM PROJECT SEPTEMBER 22, 2010, 4:54 pm Don Cheadle was recently interviewed by Vibe magazine about his plans to play Miles Davis in a new film. In the interview, Cheadle said, "Biopics are concerned with cradle to the grave depictions of a subject and character. This movie is much more expressive. And in my opinion, we're hopefully making a movie that Miles would want to be in as opposed to it just 'being about Miles.'" A tentative release date is set for 2013 while the movie completes development and secures financing. You can read more about plans for the film at Vibe.com. http://www.milesdavis.com/us/news/don-cheadle-talks-about-miles-davis-film-project

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“IM OUT!” ss

xxxMrsTainaStacksxxx Re: IMOUT October 15, 2013 11:50AM *Disclaimer* I do not discriminate sexual preference, so with that being said... When females on IMVU, who are gay, are at first female avatars but when they get either dogged out or tired of being the "feminine" counterpart and switch to being the "male" counterpart then talk about how there are no GOOD women on IMVU...smh.."IM OUT" -drops the micDOSHAIMAN Re: IMOUT October 09, 2013 12:48PM when you read someone’s PULSE that is way disrespectful cursing and acting very ghetto.....less than an hour and Two PULSES later the same person pulses : JESUS IS MY EVERYTHING>>> *claps and throws hands up in the air lolll "I am SO OUT" QueenDaSanya Re: IMOUT October 22, 2013 09:39AM WHEN BOYS WANNA BE MEN AND LIE ABOUT THERE AGE AND IT SHOWS BY THERE ACTIONS AND MATURITY, NOT THE COUGAR TYPE SERIOUSLY. IMOUT!!!!! Re: IMOUT November 17, 2013 11:00PM Guest_mmmm6201: hi DOSHAIMAN: hhh DOSHAIMAN: wave Guest_mmmm6201: hhh DOSHAIMAN: how are you tonight DOSHAIMAN: morning? Guest_mmmm6201: afternoon DOSHAIMAN: o great, well good afternoon, hope all is well Guest_mmmm6201: sex ummmm STEWEY can u pass that down here please..(group joke)..IM OUT. LOL

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Hello again my good people, here we are again with another month of “OMG let me post this PRIVATE message so the whole world can see, o but I’m not mad”. Well, I would beg to differ; those that feel it is necessary to vent very private events are in fact very offended. By sharing their inner most opinion on a non-essential occurrence serves as a way of combating whatever disposition, they are feeling due to the other party. Lol, get it? In short, your feelings have been hurt so now you want to publicly TRY to humiliate your offender. Denial is not a river and I’m not in the mood for swimming so IF you have become a line, a phrase or even a whole conversation piece, don't get mad, get over it. Weather friend or foe, always remember “YOU WROTE IT, WE QUOTE IT”. Until next time, getchaSWERVEon and don't get caught “IGNANT”……SMZstaff

THIS is NOT about disrespect but when you act TRASHtrendWORTHY don't be mad at the reactions. We are a magazine and it is our JOB to report for our columns. If you DONT want to be TRENDtrash, don't act so TRASHY. Be careful what you PULSE, TWEET, PUT ON THE WALL or email. YOU DONT GET THAT BACK think through all things you put in print. This month group member JAZZZMEANA shared an IMVU PULSE that didn’t fail to disappoint (in the perfect SMZ way). I am always baffled when virtual citizens find “IGNANTZ” to threaten one another, but anyway recalibrate ya brain once you read this and thanks for the share JAZZZ (always SMZ worthy). DOSH reporting for the all new SMZ column ~SMZ of the month~ ShadowKane Wrote: You still love to talk I see, so in that sense how about you go ask Vicky why she found it necessary to tell me that me being visited before you upset you. You were from what she said, very jealous, well we were dating outside of role play, together for real Johnny boy. That is why she came to see me, and for some reason Vicky seems to of wanted to do a lot of talking as well. So do you know why Vicky decided I needed to know you were so jealous and upset by me? I

don't care about your shit list, you've never scared me, never will, you do a lot of talking. That won't ever bother me, so get at me when you decide you're gonna do more than talk. .................I only have one question - what kind of bullshit are you going to enlighten me with next? Jazzzmeana is thinking: People really really read alot into IMVU I see.........-sigh- Go Figure “IM A WRITER”

Have you ran into any “IGNANT” comments, reply’s, Tweets, writings on the wall, Pulses or just plain old non sence that should never be public. Share it with us. I figure if the “IGNANT” want to be famous, let’s give them there life of fame.. ~TMZ music out. Swervemagazine22@gmail.com Group members: SMZthread

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NOTE from the desk of MRSSTARRMARENO: Hey Dosh! Here's what's current with the shows:Real Life w/Real Talk wants to send a "THANK YOU" to all who support the shows that we do each week! We couldn't do it without you!!In addition to the weekly Real Life w/Real Talk Wednesday talk show at 9p/est, RLwRT Presents: Sunday Soul & Spirit every Sunday at 7:30p/est and starting Monday, November 11th, RLwRT Presents: The Monday Music Movement every Monday at 9p/est!Please send your music submissions from any genre to realtalktiff@gmail.com and include your bio for selection as our featured guest artist of the week! Performers, producers, bands... rap, rock, spoken word, gospel... everyone is welcome to submit music!Here's a sample of what the Monday Music Movement is all about: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rlwrt/2013/11/07/rlwrtwelcomes-nes-wordz Peace & Blessings, and THANK YOU for helping make us great!I'm not sure about who on here makes original music but I'm always looking for new talent to air on the show. Hope to catch up with you soon!

GOOF , GIGGLES & JOKES

Joe, a billionaire, was in a dilemma. His wife's birthday was approaching and he didn't have a clue what to gift her. There was nothing that she didn't already have. So, when he shared his problem with a friend, the friend suggested, "I have a great idea. You can prepare a certificate for her which declares she can have three hours of great love making, and in any manner she likes. She should be delighted!" Joe followed his friend's advise. The next day, when Joe met his friend, his buddy asked, "So, did you take my advice? How did it go? Did you have fun?" Joe replied, "Oh, she loved it. She was ecstatic, couldn't thank me enough - she kissed me, and ran out of the house, shouting, "I will be back in three hours!"

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BE HI ND the M AS K

Con- from last months issue: Well I had to take this to the world outside of myself and ask a few different cultures this question. As I went around and gathered my information; I came upon a conversation with a group of interracial people. The conversation in its short version went a little like this: A group of Israelites who were teaching out in the street was reading passages about female modesty; when a woman in thin elastic stretch pants walked by. Now the woman was an African-American and according to the conversation there were some judgmental looks on the women of Israelites’ faces that gave off a disapproval statement. When the black woman in the elastic stretch pants saw their looks; she began to rant and rave. She stated that “she was hot and would not be caught wearing all the layers as the Israelites wore and she refuses to dress like no one’s grandmother!” *Sigh of exasperation of our fellows’ sistahs in the hood struggles.* Well after causing such a scene in front of the women of Israelite group, who was not of the same ethnic race, bends forward to talk amongst each other and says “ All This is why black men only date white women;” which was heard by a black and white man standing close by. * Hold Up …and wait a minute* It gets worse; when a black man who also had witnessed the whole scene and heard what the Israelite women commented; goes to say: “Who you telling?! I can not even see myself with a black woman.” Now it really floats my boat when a black man can reference black women’s attitudes as a reason for them not to date them. My first natural reaction is to step back and exhibit the same type of attitude a black man describes. I wanted to just laugh out loud at the fact the black man said that, but his comment disturbed me just as much as the hood chick popped off being disrespectful in the middle of a religious instruction. I pulled the man to the side that made the comment and asked him again, “No black women for you at all my bother?” and he reiterated his point. “I can’t ever see it…No!” Well all three parties in this situation to me sounded ignorant honestly.

Now knowing what I have heard and what I have gathered from this one situation. I need to go out and talk to some of the African-American women. I know how it made me feel but I need to find out what affect it has on black women. See how they feel about the statement made from both side of the story. Here are some of the answers that I received from the African-American “Black Women” I came across. First and foremost, black women say is it the immaturity of a black man that dates interracial because they want someone "exotic" on their arm so they can show off. Some black women be it the light skins or dark skin woman; the black man will bypass them up for an unattractive white woman (before either a black man or woman would have said a word). Then I have had some black women say they feel a black man sometimes seek outside of their race trying to find a woman that makes them feel better about their own dark skin. Now I am amazed at the fact my black women have some different thoughts on why black men date outside of their race. One woman said to me that she thinks black men tend to be more open minded then black women when it comes to dating. Some black women cannot stomach the site of a black man with any woman outside of her being a black woman. They feel like there is only a little of good black men available to select from and they seem to be all taken by a race other than African-American. I personally just think it's not a big deal when black men create a different combination other than with a black woman together. It's a more "reserved" combination maybe? I don't know. I do know that a lot of males are attracted to black women, but some black women often do not believe that they are desired because of the media and community conditioning. These are just a few statements that affect our African-American women when it comes to the touchy subject of why so many black men date out of their race. This will conclude my Behind the Mask on Interracial Relationships. Written By LaZha DuBois LaZhaDuBois Swervemagazine22@gmail.com IMVU members: SWERVEmagazine group

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IMVUBP M.G. speech The whole world is run on bluff. Marcus Garvey

Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men. Marcus Garvey

X Social activist Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was born on August 17, 1887, in St. Ann's Bay, Jamica. Self-educated, Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association, dedicated to promoting AfricanAmericans and resettlement in Africa. In the United States he launched several businesses to promote a separate black nation. After he was convicted of mail fraud and deported back to Jamaica, he continued his work for black repatriation to Africa http://www.biography.com/people/marcus-garvey-9307319 Marcus Garvey and his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), represent the largest mass movement in African-American history. Proclaiming a black nationalist "Back to Africa" message, Garvey and the UNIA established 700 branches in thirtyeight states by the early 1920s. While chapters existed in the larger urban areas such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Garvey's message reached into small towns across the country as well. Later groups such as Father Divine's Universal Peace Mission Movement and the Nation of Islam drew members and philosophy from Garvey's organization, and the UNIA's appeal and influence were felt not only in America but in Canada, the Caribbean, and throughout Africa . http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/garvey.htm

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Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966. After the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga searched for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community. He founded US, a cultural organization, and started to research African "first fruit" (harvest) celebrations. Karenga combined aspects of several different harvest celebrations, such as those of the Ashanti and those of the Zulu, to form the basis of Kwanzaa. http://www.history.com/topics/kwanzaa-history

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ACTIVATEyaLIFE On Jul 15, 2013 At just 14, Thessalonika Arzu-Embry will be graduating Chicago State University in August with a bachelor's degree in psychology. A resident of the Great Lakes Naval Base, Thessalonika plans to continue her studies in a graduate program before opening a clinic with her mother. Thessalonika Arzu-Embry and her mother, Wonder Embry, get up at 5 in the morning most weekdays to go to school together. Unlike most 14-year-old, however, Thessalonika isn't off early in the morning to the local high school. She's going to Chicago State University. Thessalonika is putting the finishing touches on a college career that started three years ago at College of Lake County and will end next month with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Chicago State. "My college experience is a traditional college experience for me — it is just that I have completed it faster," Thessalonika said. "I am very excited about joining others in having the opportunity to contribute to society in a significant way." After their early wake-up, Thessalonika and her mom pray and work on Bible studies, then work out at a local fitness center before starting their hour-and-a-half commute from their home at the Great Lakes Naval Station near North Chicago to Chicago State, located on the city's South Side. Wonder Embry is a classmate of sorts at Chicago State, where she's a graduate student in clinical psychology. During the commute, Wonder and Thessalonika study theory together and chat about their homework assignments. Thessalonika said her mother keeps her motivated. "My mother is a strong inspiration to my success. She is a veteran of the United States Navy, and when she finished her tour, she home-schooled my brother and I," Thessalonika said. Thessalonika's mother said that for her part, she was just doing right by her daughter. "The parents are the most influential force in their own children's lives, and they have the power to influence them to do good and to go forward," Wonder Embry said. Thessalonika was home-schooled until she was 8. At age 11, after receiving the equivalent of a high school diploma through her home schooling, she passed an entrance exam to attend College of Lake County and enrolled to study psychology. She said she chose college from such a young age because she loves studying and has an interest in psychology that goes far beyond just material knowledge. One of her ultimate goals is to help people through a clinic she hopes to establish with her mother and her brother, Jeremy. Thessalonika began attending classes at Chicago State last year and is on track to graduate Aug. 30 after finishing two summer classes. If that weren't impressive enough, the 14-year-old carries a 3.9 GPA and is a member of the school's Honors College, a program designed for talented and highly motivated students. And she serves as a student senator. She spends much of her time studying, reading and working with other students. While classmates are sometimes surprised by her young age, they generally don't treat her any differently, especially since she often will help them study, Thessalonika said. Wild college parties aren't an option for Thessalonika, which is fine with her. A person's college experience is what they want to make of it, she said, and for her that means studying hard and helping others. Professor Kathryn Rogalski, associate dean of social sciences at College of Lake County, taught Thessalonika in an introductory course and served as a kind of adviser to her. She said that whenever she met with Thessalonika to discuss academics, her father, mother and brother would all come with her. Thessalonika plans to continue her studies at a graduate program for clinical psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a private college in North Chicago, or Stanford University. While college can be difficult for any student, and especially one who's barely into her teens, Thessalonika credits much of her success to the strong support her family provides. Rogalski said she saw that firsthand when mentoring Thessalonika. "It's important to have a support system, especially when your peers are in a different place than you are," Rogalski said. "My biggest take-away from working with her is the importance of family." References: [newsone.com] JAZZZMEANA

Do you know someone that is doing something special or just keeping progressive or active? Have you read a great inspirational piece that you feel should be shard with our readers, please send us your article or links to our staff @ Swervemagazine22@gmail.com

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FOUND IN THE VICCM office: ~WalkS in to office, looks around and notices a letter addressed to EVERYONE. Good Morning, this is GOD I will be handling ALL your problems today. Please remember ... I WILL NOT NEED YOUR HELP!!!

If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFGTD Box (something for God to do). It will be addressed in My time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it. Holding on or removal will delay the resolution of your problem. If it is a situation that you think you are capable of handling, please consult me in prayer to be sure that it is the proper resolution. If you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege. Should you have a bad day at work, think of the man who has been out of work for years. Should you despair over a relationship gone bad, think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return. Should you grieve the passing of another weekend, think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children. Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance, think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk. Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror, think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine. Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful! There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity. Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities, remember ... things could be worse. You could be them!!! Because I do not sleep nor do I slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest, my child. If you need to contact me, I am only a prayer away. Love Eternally, The Lord your God

JAZZZMEANA Re: GOOD MORNING GOD October 25, 2013 07:45PM Stand up and be true,Give praises to The King. Lift up Holy hands,Make the Heavens ring. Lord,We are so Honored to walk within your grace. Since the day you called us with you has been our place. We will stand up for you and never let you down. We will be your soldiers and gladly earn our crown. For only you are worthy of glory and praise. You are the light within us that brightens all our days. Your glory will go on,It will stand the test of time. All else will fade away except your glory,so sublime. We give you praise dear Father for all that you have done. We thank you for deliverance that was bought by your dear son. Lord,We are not worthy to even bow to you and pray. Your love for us is undeserved what more can I say. We will stand for truth no matter what the cost. We will never lay down until your word spreads to the lost. Your glory is a gift to be shared with all mankind. Lead us to the lost souls that only you can find. When we speak your name Lord,We get chills from head to toe. We thank you for your mercy and for supplying the crimson flow. We will cling upon your feet and seek your face each day. We want only to be in your will and never in your way. All glory goes to you,We are little more than dirt. You keep our eyes on Heaven and your Spirit keeps us alert. Lord I want to thank you for your mercy,glory and love. All praise to the almighty,Glory to the Lord above.

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Re: GOOD MORNING GOD October 20, 2013 10:48AM MrsTeeDeVaughn View Pulse GOOD MORNING GOD....smiles ty Re: GOOD MORNING GOD October 09, 2013 10:05AM MrsSade3757Yorts Wohoo!!!! The Presence of The Lord is Here!! DevineDelite View Pulse WHOOT-WHOOT!!!!! GOD IS SHOWING UP, AND SHOWING OUT!! IF If no one was sick, How could Jesus do the miracle of healing. If no one gave, How could a harvest come back from giving. If no one needed help, How could God make a way out of no way. If night never came, How could it be the next day. If Jesus didn’t shed his blood, How could you and I be saved. If Lazarus had not died, How could Jesus raise him from the grave. If we were never in bondage, How could we be made free. If there were never male and female, How could babies be. If the heart was never broken, How could there be a mend. If we never needed a shoulder to cry on, How could appreciation be for a friend. If we never read the Bible, How could we know his will. If we never messed up, How could he love us still. If there never was a thought, How could this poem be. If I never wrote it down, How would you have known me

Re: GOOD MORNING GOD October 06, 2013 11:34AM MrsTeeDeVaughn View Pulse You are not supposed to fit in with who you use to be

Re: GOOD MORNING GOD October 19, 2013 11:57AM Let Go.. Let go..of guilt; it's okay to make the same mistakes again. Let go...of obsessions, they seldom turn out the way you planned. Let go...of hate; it's a waste of love. Let go...of blaming others; you are responsible for your own destiny. Let go...of fantasies; so reality can come true Let go..of self-pity; someone else may need you. Let go..of wanting; cherish what you have. Let go.. of fear; it's a waste of faith. Let go...of despair; change comes from acceptance and forgiveness Let go...of the past; the future is here ---right now!

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MORE GAMES MORE TOYS O

BOY!

I REMEMBER WHEN I W A S A T O Y S R US KID…. ~Dreamy waves:

“the year was 1983”

TOYS FOR THE CREATIVE MINDED CHILD

2013

The perfect pick for budding DJs. With 20 songs, 10 instrument sounds and a working microphone, we’re happy to report there is also an easy-to-find off button. Ages 3 and up. | Kohls.com | $59.99

The Doc is in! Doc McStuffins mania may have reached its peak with this new full-sized checkup center that comes with not only every tool your little MD might need, but a play doctor’s coat, notebook and stickers galore. Ages 3 and up. | Toys ‘R Us | $64.99 Doc McStuffins Deluxe Get Better Check-Up Center$64.99

Two of childhood’s very best features collide in one great gift that turns a craft project into fashionable puddle jumpers. Ages 4-7. | MetKids | $26.95

Little imaginations will take flight on this adorable jet. Includes a cute carry-on, mealtime set and a mini passport for stamping fun. Ages 4 and up. | Kohls.com | $39.99

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Warning: Adults may find themselves sneaking into their child’s rooms to snuggle — and we don’t mean with the kiddos. Because who doesn’t want a big ol’ hug from an oversized Elmo? Ages 18 mos. - 4 years | Toys ‘R Us | $49.00

Guess who’s back FURBIE HAPPY HOLIDAYS and good will shopping.

Look who is back on the toy shelves still talking and STILL telling secrets. The “thing” that

was once banned from the White House for keeping secrets, the toy that NOW has 5 personalities and can remember names and people (5 personalities?). Hmmm! Is this really a toy, or some new improved spy technology passed off as A lovable personality, disorder having, egg laying, snitch. “FURBIE?”. You Sounds a little suspect to me however, we seem to be giving away our privacy like free government cheese anyway so why NOT. I will digress. Like the 80.’s CABBAGE PATCH DOLL the FURBIE has lines swerving around buildings and im sure will have adults acting like untrained animals (all for the love of the kids). At the cost of 70 bucks a pop, if you are on a fixed income FURBY might be on the shelf BLACK FRIDAY if you you’re first in line and don't mind being that animal that is. Your kids will LOVEit (for the first few days)…ummmmHAPPY HOLIDAYS?

TETRIS This just might be an interesting creation that reinstates “board game night”. For the first time I see a video game turn board game as oppose the other way around, and it’s not full of bullets and murder missions. As an adult I have many adult friends that spend literally hours plying Tetris on their cell phones, laptops and pcs. Well, maybe this can bring people back to the old board game days that brought the family together around the table for a night of fun and laughter. My opinion: I LOVE THE CONCEPT… In this day of technology and “I don't have time to spend with my kids” era, I’m not sure that adults will be able to convince children or themselves that have never had “board game night” to participate in a non-computer activity. I think it will take a little time for the average parent to reconnect. This is a game that in the first sales quarter I see “ONLY” responsible parents purchasing (kudos to you), only the parents that will be willing to sit down and ENJOY their child as well as the game and time. If you like puzzles and competitive nonviolent themed games I would suggest this game as a beginning to new years and new resolutions to “SPEND TIME, NOT MONEY” with your little ones. Get away from the computer screen and into your real world child with something as simple as a board game. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

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If you create an URBAN product, yet price it Out of the URBAN range, you can cause PROBLEMS: If you were a child in the 80’s you know very well what I am speaking. In no way is it a reflection on the quality of the product but it does have everything to do with the price of the product. If you live in the Los Angeles California or similar areas then you really know what I’m talking about. You cannot create a product geared towards an audience that can NOT afford it. Furthermore, to act as if that is not the targeted audience is a bit belittling to the particular audience. This is not to say the URBAN audience can’t afford costly items. However, it is less likely to have certain products in abundance. IF retailers were to drop their prices to fit the demographic, THEY the producer could cut down the crime associated with its product or do not market to the demo. *In the early 80’s young men including my younger brother were being jacked (robbed) for Air Jordan tennis shoes, which ran in the hundred dollars plus range. *Also in the early/middle 80’s people were being robbed for STARTER JACKETS. Including my cousin and one brother. Depending on where you bought your jacket the price was around two hundred plus. (The more popular the sports team the more expensive). *The 90’s rolled around and snatching Chains begin to resurface and still exist until this day. (All gaudy jewelry, bling bling). We could continue this list forever so we will just jump on over to 2013. *BEATS by DRE. I LOVE THEM but People are being robbed and I’m shocked that the media has not reported more on the many incidents. These great headphones give off a brilliant sound and come in nice vibrant kiddie candy colors that are sure to catch the eye. I have used these headphones several times and the suction of the earphone is so powerful you have to adjust to the pressure (I don't know if that’s good or bad). It also creates a sound field that blocks out virtually everything around you. When it comes to pure sound quality I would go for these earphones without a second guess, they ARE just that good if you can afford). If you decide to buy them for your child, I don't suggest you send him or her off to school with them or to the local park. Adults in society have no problem taking from a small child and with BEATS starting at a little over two hundred dollars IT makes it that more tempting. Therefore, this Christmas I’m sure BEATS will be flying of the shelves in the URBAN and SUBURBAN music arenas regardless of the price, JUST DON’T get BEAT for a pair of BEATS…BE careful.

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Virtual toy shop needs a new SANTA.. WE have taken hours and days searching the IMVU toy stores for all the best and latest toys to hit the market. Well let’s just say “SANTA seems to have moved on to COPY/PASTE, DERIVE and STEAL lane”. You creators out there need the eggnog slapped out of you. You need the missal toe kicked out ya holiday. You NEED the CREATIVITY smacked back into your designs. It appears that all of “Santa’s little helpers” have found the templates and recreated them to death. First, if you cannot interact with the toy it is JUST furniture NOT a toy. Second, changing the color does NOT make you a creator; it pretty much makes you a thief annnd not even a good thief (no disrespect).

I found a few toys and after that, it became furniture and bad patterns of otherwise good creations. HOWEVER, I did come across some great textures and a few great items, here are a few of our favorites. THANKS TO THE TOY MAKERS THAT TAKE THE TIME TO CREATE FOR THE KIDS NOT FOR THE CREDITS

EDITORS CHOICE GREAT FUN FOR THE KIDS AAAAND ADULTS.

*S* Kids Bike By llTEASEll 1,234 credits

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TOY ELEPHANT By BmAide 1,265 credits

Agency Kids Bear Toy By TinyTotties 884 credits Toy_ GIRAFFE ROCKER By SpicyJam 990 credits Gothic Doll House Toy By Jewlz 1,219 credits

BABY BLOCK TOY By iKaylaNice 1,265 credits

BB Blue Star Toy Baskets By TammyRenee80 1,164 credits

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Childs SeeSaw

LIFE SIZE play house: Excellent gift for the preteen that needs a getaway. Perfect for the family with a spacious back yard. Remove General Audience

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Little Cottage 6 x 8 Cape Cod Wood Playhouse Item#: HN-LIT049 $1,549.98 to $2,579.98

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PEARLS OF WISDOM Fr: MrsSade3757Yorts

HAVE YOU EVER REALLY GIVEN THOUGHTS TO BIRTHDAYS. WHY DO WE MAKE A BIG FUSS OVER THEM OR WHY WE DON'T? IS GETTING A YEAR OLD THAT MUCH BETTER? THE BIRTHDAY CAKE, THE GIFTS AND THE PARTIES. WHAT REALLY IS THE BIG DEAL? AS WE GET OLDER BY THE YEAR, WE GROW CLOSER TO DEATH. BIRTHDAYS REALLY ARE A TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO MAKE A CHANGE, NOT ONLY IN OUR LIFE, BUT THAT OF OTHERS. GIVING THANKS AND PRAISES TO THE ALMIGHTY ONE FOR NOT ONLY BLESSING US WITH OUR LIFE, BUT WALKING WITH US THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO SEE YET ANOTHER ONE. YES THE CAKE AND THE GIFTS ARE GREAT, YES BEING LOVED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ACKNOWLEDGE IS WONDERFUL, BUT THE GREATEST GIFT THAT WE HAVE IS JESUS..HE IS BETTER THAN CAKE, BETTER THAN GIFTS, HE IS THE CREATOR OF ALL LIVING THINGS...THE BREAD OF LIFE..SO WHEN YOUR BIRTHDAY COMES AND YOU PREPARE TO BLOW OUT EVERYONE OF THOSE CANDLES; FOR EVERY GREETING YOU GET GIVE JESUS MILLIONS MORE FOR ALLOWING YOU TO SEE JUST ONE MORE DAY. *MRSSADE375YORTS* EARLS OF WISDOM..... 1 CHRONICLES 16:8-10 "GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, CALL ON HIS NAME; MAKE KNOWN AMONG THE NATIONS WHAT HE HAS DONE. SING TO HIM, SING PRAISE TO HIM; TELL OF ALL HIS WONDERFUL ACTS. GLORY IN HIS HOLY NAME; LET THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO SEEK THE LORD REJOICE." ENJOY THIS SONG!!! THANK YOU LORD..... www.youtube.com

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mostACTIVEmembers THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONTRIBUTIONS. ~DOSH “ACTIVATE ya LIFE�

Hey Everybody , I am Jazzz. I am a fun - loving , African American woman, who loves meeting people. I love logging on to IMVU , and seeing crazyness, it keeps me laughing. I am an avid TV & Movie watcher. My favorites are period movies , like ......Gone with the Wind, Queen Elizabeth and the Boylen Sisters, and 300, stuff like that. Comedy to me is almost better than sex, it gets me OFFFFFFFFFF ! ! (grins evilly) I love game , like No Limit Poker , Monopoly, Dominoes ( Bones) , Whist, Chess. I have a very competitive nature , I once played Pinochle (double deck) for 3 days straight. On IMVU I am very approachable , tell me a joke and I may follow you around .....LMAOO ! ! I love to decorate rooms, listen to poetry, and just chat , I have been called one of the true conversationalist left on IMVU. Well thats it about me for now , hit me up and let's chat

Greetings! My name is Kay ~ Location: small apt in Oahu, HI I too originated as a military brat-resulting in being many places and seeing many faces -but I do call Colorado my home (NC born though I am fairly new to IMVU actively, only now venturing out into the groups and communities. As far as my personal work and lifestyle, I have been in military healthcare system some 10 years and am most passionate about health and wellness. -especially in the African American Community. I consider it a privilege to meet and connect with higher inspired minds here at SWERVE and continuing to partake in the creative prose you all put together! Its been a Fabulous walk so far~thank you for sharing!

DevineDelite: Virtually speaking, I enjoy meeting cool people, forming lifetime friendships, decorating rooms, developing products, music, dancing, Sharing God's Word, Christian Counseling, being silly, laughter, humor, quick wit, spending quality time with real friends and IMVU Family..... I reside in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, Philadelphia... In real I am a Bible Teacher for many years. A parent of wonderful adult children. Reading is a favorite pastime. Knowledge is key. I also enjoy writing. (Skits and Plays) and just about anything that grabs my interest. Down to earth with NO shame in my game. Having a very low tolerance for nonsense, it is mandatory that my zone remain drama free. A Lover of people from all walks of life.....and a champion for those who are treated unfairly. My passion is for the troubled youth of our society and for my fellow Sisters. My primary objective is to assist both in learning who they are .... "IN CHRIST".... TO ENABLE THEM TO BECOME ALL GOD INTENDED THEM TO BE.... PEACE AND BLESSINGS!

I am QueenDaSanya formally know as Sweetness777b. Ive been on imvu for a little while 6 years to be exact. I just try to live my life as if it was the last day. Im here to have fun. I use to be a phlebotomist, medical assistant n cna for 18 years. I did house calls as a cna to various family members and friends despite my work schedule 3am - 7am, 8a - 530pm and 10pm - 230am. I am a people pleaser not to be confuse with stupidity, naive, or ignorance. The name Sweetness was given to me as a child and still carried to this day. The majority of my cna work was done for free. I was offered money and most of the time I refused it. To only find it in my lab coat pocket when I got home. That's just the type of person I am. My life made a dramatic change in 2009 so Im now disabled. Now Im back in this world to take my mind off of things. No self pity party here just stating who I am. I love life, I love people, animals. I know GOD is a healer and at the moment everything is at a stand still. Maybe one day at poetry night I'll have a testimony in my poem. Hope to meet everyone. GOD bless n getcha swerve on.

My name is MrsSade3757Yorts aka Sweet Candy (DJ name) . Like my sister DevineDelite I was a founding member of the DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORTIY, (Big Sister Compassion) serving as VP of the Gamma Chapter. I also was in Upsilon Iota Sigma Sorority aka Peacock Wzydom serving as a Chaplin. I have been a member of the IMVU world for just over 3 years and have been in a few groups including Modeling, Bikers Group, Dance group, etc. I love the World and all the beauty that it beholds. Embracing all walks of life, cultures and ethnic groups. The key to a great life is the learning of one self and the embracing of others. I love to learn many things enjoying great convo that sparks debate and insight of the unknown, lover of all music, love to dance and cook and a history buff. Reading is key to me. I believe and stand for treating all with respect and love and know the importance of wanting our voices to be heard and felt, and that what we think and feel is just as important as anyone else. I live in the beautiful country of Canada, living in the city of Toronto aka T.dot, a single parent of 5 kids, holding it down and working in the customer service field. I have been blessed to have met a wonderful man on IMVU whom I am married to on here and is my real life partner. I have been blessed with a Rl Bible Teacher, DevineDelite who has been mentoring me as I grow in my walk with the Lord. My gift of writing has been reveled to me and it truly is a blessing, that what I write has an affect on those who read my thoughts and my feelings I have within my heart. As a member of VICCM, "A real life church in the virtual world" it is a passion of mines to spread the Good News of Jesus to all. All things can be done through Christ Jesus, who is the source of my strength.... UNITY IN LOVE, UNITY IN POWER, UNITY IN KNOWLEDGE

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Strange trees bare strange fruit, stranger seeds reap the benefits! We shall now reap what WE sow thus grow a new creating bitter strangers yet better circumstances. We shall no longer march to freedom but establish our freedom where WE STAND. We are grinded seeds scattered and not expected to grow.. We are misplaced and misguided on foreign soil desperately seeking salvation. We are the seeds that some would say the SON does not shine on. “I” am a seed full of life I “AM” the son for which the very light exists. We are the very daughters and sons that inspire your growth. We are from the seeds of majestic poets. WE are the profound quotes of your future. We are the leaves that will surround somber tombstones and drift on joyous occasions. We are those that fight for the sanctity of growth… we are the

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To Someone who sees me :

Jazzzmeana

It's hard to be me when each day I stand trial, The judgement misplaced, staying in denial. Waltzing around in life with a fantastical facade, Keep my eyes cast down, stay silent, and nod. To trudge each week without smiles or laughter, To repress the memories of Not-So-Happily-Ever-After. To continually wonder why I'm still even here... To scream at the world and cover my ears. I curse the skies--they don't cry as hard as I. I beg them for an answer, but they give me no reply. Why you like me is a concept I can't comprehend, But you pick up my pieces, hold them, they mend. Life taught me that caution is a must. Hold in your feelings and never do trust. But it's hard to hide when you make me smile, maybe this whole living thing is really worth while. Thank you for showing me happiness.

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2nd CUPof theMORNING (last seconds) Today I come to you with my second cup of coffee in hand as the rainfalls on a gloomy Thursday morning in California (it never rains? HEY Tony Toni and Tonie, HA!). As I always do in the mornings, I reached over to my virtual news and begin to search the current events and overnight happenings. I decided to stop by YOUtube to tune in to some comedy (the Parkers, Heeeeey!), but instead I ended up coming across a video from a group calling itself “Give Back Films”. What they were doing on this particular video was going around giving money to homeless people, One hundred dollars per person to be exact. Tears fell down my face from the very first dollar given. I was amazed at the humility and strength of individuals that were homeless. I was most amazed at their LOVE for GOD. I often find myself amazed at the faith of those that seemly should be the most angered and least Godly. People that sometimes have every right to be emotionally wounded seem to be those that have found something incredible and untarnished. When someone does a good deed and the first word out of the mouth of the recipient is “GOD bless you brother”, weather you believe in God or not it becomes powerful sediment and it further inspires. Im not the holder of any kind of Grail, I don't take sides on spiritual matters but I do know that people believe in it and it causes some to be great in life’s walk. “GOD IS GOOD” (when you allow). THINK about it and don't just say it, “GOD IS GOOD”. Simple enough IF we had true understanding. “GOOD”. Go outside and be GOOD for GOODNESS sake. In honor of this video, I have decided to do the same and PAY IT FORWARD.

NOV 21-23nd GIFTING, inbox: DOSHAIMAN “GOD IS GOOD”

To see someone so thankful that tears fall from their eyes makes tears fall from my eyes.~DOSH To hear them say “man I was just about to give up, thank you god”. This is more than profound; this is the reality of what should be. We all have a God spirit inside and it’s up to us to share it with the world. It’s not something that we can call on, it’s not magic, and I’m sorry it’s not in the sky. When we realize what we are we then realize what we can do. We are everything we need to be in order to succeed. We have to STOP waiting on GOD and understand he is just waiting on you while you are waiting on yourself: GET UP GET OUT GET INTO IT GET IT ON! PAY IT FORWARD! Watch “GIVE BACK FILMS” every MONDAY on YOUtube..

“SOMETIMES I CRY” By:Marvin Perkins Jr.

LIFE is hard: sometimes you just have to let the bad stuff out. Let the tears flow and let the pain take its course. The Holidays are perhaps the most emotional times of year and we all need someone at some time. Please be a FRIEND this holiday, as corny as it sounds “you might save someone’s life by just talking to them” If you find yourself down this holiday, don't be too proud to cry on a friends shoulder. Reach out to an old friend and say hello, spend a little time giving your time to a worthy cause. Cry to the sky and then get in motion. Just as we find ourselves in a bad space, we can just as easily find that space of peace. ~DOSH

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